Wednesday, October 14, 2009


(for Debbie)

i have a day
i thought was lost

you were in the mirror
when i looked the first time
after that you were gone

everyone knows
they don't want
to be alone
to know the tragedy

that life is
when it is
theirs alone

mine was about yours
until i got our pronoun right


S.L. Corsua said...

The emotional pull in this is strong. Makes me sad, by way of empathy.

And, oh, that stanza-break between the third and the fourth stanzas, I relish its effect.

You've been missed, dear. Hope all is well. Cheers.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks dear S.L. Corsua! It is wonderful seeing your fabulous comment here. I've been missing you too, dear! Cheers.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Hi Russel word verifacations says
'goway' now who'd believe it, it's just as well I'm not easily offended

C.J.Duffy said...

So deeply sad and with an emotion that resonates for me.
Wonderful is woeful.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Don't ever listen to that naughty word verification thing, Sue. I glad you are not easily offended.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi CJ it's so nice to have your wonderful comment. Thank you so much, my friend!

Pat Paulk said...

Alone is a four letter word spelled with five. Love the last line.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks a lot Pat. Great to hear from you, my old friend! Yes, of course, sometimes the number of letters just doesn't count and we simply understand the word immediately.